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as firms cutting staff so france still a big concern for the eurozone economy. we'll get more reaction on that in the next five minutes. at the same time, china is rolling out a new ipo plan. a 14 month freeze on new listings. companies will have to provide more disclosure in exchange for letting the market have more say on which deals get the green light. we're in sing ga pure with more market reaction. >> ross, beijing's news will bring the shanghai higher. the shendo boards tumbled 5%. the chinese deposit had its worst plunge ever. so before today the index had rallied more than 80% this year and it lost over 8% in today's trade. chinese authorities signal the likely resumption of ipo approvals as soon as next month. broker rages got a strong boost as can you see from the first row here. banks mostly ended in the green. health wide, new rules requiring cash dividends as well as the state council's announcement to start a preferred pallet program which may help banks shore up its core capital. but beijing is getting tougher on back door listings. while ipo approvals were stalling, ma
. landmarkelebrating at deal that could add to the global economy. it is the first deal in the 18 year history of the wto. to help globalpt commerce and food shortages. several street firms are under investigation for the hiring. they have widening inquiring where children of high politician and clients are hired. the u.s. -- there was a big surplus in years. here is a breakdown. >> that is right. almost close to five years. exports beat estimates. , less than expected, but still up. that was as traders where -- existing stock house. -- piles. there's global momentum. european companies and south korea and the u.s. -- when analysts look at the figure, they are slightly disappointed. it shows that china is not importing as much as you would like. a user the sense that perhaps domestic is soft. really focus on the important part of the equation. they have no the export art. can they show that they are not as reliant on exports and that there is a favor for domestic consumption. cbi. begin with coming in at 3%. of course, it is within that target 3%. goodtic producers of services -- falling 1.4%.
korea and european economies consume and really rely on getting that consumer to spend more and consume more? numbers. get inflation >> that is due in at just 30 minutes from now. we are expecting cpi rising 3.1% for the month of november. that is falling from the month of october. take a look at pbi as well. >> continually falling. >> negative one point five percent is the estimate in my with what you saw in october. consistentlync. -- in that 1.5% range. >> thanks all for that. stay with china because it has been reported that an additional 5 wall st firms are under investigation for hiring practices. new york times saying regulators have widened their inquiry as to whether jpmorgan broke anti- bribery laws. last month the bank and it plans to manage china everbright ipo amid scrutiny. the wto celebrity a landmark deal that could add $1 trillion to the global economy. subsidies on food dropping opposition to a deal. president obama praised the agreement which is a first in the 18 year history of the wto. analysts say it will do more to salvage talks then food shortages and help global
the economy. a government survey says among japanese workers has improved for the first time in two months. researchers asked more than 2,000 people nationwide how they feel about the economy compared with three months ago. the survey results released on monday show that the november index for the current state of the economy stood at 53.5%. that's a gain of 1.7 points from the previous months. it does suggest the economy is flat. respondents to this work in retail, restaurants, as well as other sectors that are sensitive to economic trends. many other respondents said that home appliances and cars are really selling well ahead of the consumption tax hike next april. workers at many factories say they are receiving more orders. we also got news on the index for the business outlook. it rose 0.3 points to 54.8. that makes for the third safe monthly rise. this reflects optimistic views for the year end shopping season. the cabinet office also upgraded its economic assessment. it previously said the economy is recovering steady. many respondents do expect demand to rise ahead of the consumpti
powerful man in the states janice on the attack was sacked from his managing the economy. corruption womanizing and drug taking what analysts say it's one of the biggest the peebles has the government since the death of the former leader kim jong il in two thousand the mountains. now to violent scenes from a football match result two people have been seriously injured in a violent brawl that broke out between fans images were broadcast live to millions of homes are likely to raise questions about the country's ability to keep them safe during next year's world cup after clifford reports. i see no conflict because players green knight's tale. minutes later the cd and descended into chaos. it is time to teach other and began to lose grind the beans and some of the idea contest this repeatedly and can't. riot police fired pepper pilates and tear gas into the riots the helicopter ride to treat the insurance. the plaintiff was already being punished for sundial in several months ago. it will finance the series to brazil this year raising concerns for the country's image ahead of the world
. >>> japan's latest stimulus plan has been approved. it's supposed to further boost the economy. ron madison has the details on that. >> that is the hope, of course. there has been a bit of concern about whether the economy could actually shoulder the weight of the planned contac hikes. they're hoping to count ernie negative effects the higher tax may bring. it works out to just about $54 billion. cabinet ministers are hoping the measure will help the economy keep expanding and want to support low income earners who might be affected by the tax hike. nearly $14 billion will go to sharpening japan's competitive edge. officials will use the money to promote research and development on new medicines and invest in infrastructure projects for the 2020 tokyo olympics. they've earmarked about $6 billion to people with low incomes and subsidies for home buyers. $3 billion to welfare programs. the ministers also want to speed up recovery for those hit by the march 2011 disaster. it includes $30 billion to improve reconstruction and improve disaster preparedness. it will support evacuees returning to
of the company. calls to the global economy twenty four hours a day. due to the business into you on all the stops in stocks rose in all prices fell this week on the news of a new pay deal between iran and six world powers the reigning government pledge to make its nuclear program or transparent in bhutan western powers relaxed some of the sanctions on the country the deal was also seen to pique the interest of western companies and stay on a return to a market that has been largely cut off the tee to sanctions. it isn't too late to cry of victory all the years of animosity to help with the business side of the story became time to crispin holes he's managing director to nato intelligence which evaluates political risks said thank you very much in people being with us let me start by asking you how big of a deal t think that this new quit the law actually is how much progress has actually been. while it's it's enormously important is a huge step forward in principle on the terms all the i truly mean to the economic impact of that is much less than that the principle of progress many fear
market in kabul did a roaring business. foreign aid and investment poored into the economy. african was making money. now it's busier than ever because of increasing anxiety about the local currency. the president of afghanistan is still refusing to sign a security pact with the u.s., meaning some foreign forces remaining after 2014. willions of dollars in aid remained. without that, the economy is expected to collapse. that delay is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed people will be panicked and it will affect the economy. people are running away. our businessman are worried. >> as afghans panic and exchange their money for u.s. dollars the afghani is being devalued. in a country where food is imported, prices are going up. >> ordinary markets like this ordinary afghans come to spend their money. most tell us that food prices have gone up. that's because those selling the food here in dollars. the exchange rate here has never been so bad. >> in a few short weeks the price of these sacks of fleur rose 10%. this woman bought one. >> translation: prices are
. they were audiologically opposed. they had a closed-off economy, they were politically and militarily opposed. with china, we depend on china. every object we pick up says made in china, and china depends on us. what we have here is a situation in which our economic interests, our political interests in many areas, our interests in solving global problems like climate change and piracy are aligned. what we need to do is create diplomatic channels that find ways to resolve the territorial issues without letting it spin out of control. if you think about world war i, nobody wanted to go to war. but, you know, there was a fascination in serbia, and as it escalated, the sort of logic of alliance meant that they ended up in a conflict. that is what secretary of state john kerry is trying to prevent. >> your foreign policy service, your greatest fame may have come from an article in "the at lantic" calmed "why women still can't have it all." you wrote and i quote: >> what that is to change for that to happen, and how do we go about it? >> thanks for asking. i never expected to be talking on
start to negotiate the best stands for the treat jar ukrainian economy live to one doesn't know what the words when we see you we want it back to times for me and we wanted to intensify all. this agreement is to be signed it was in the fall and it will be necessary to comply with the stunts. haiz co was not welcomed by all stations jesus. they hope to summon enough punishment revolts on tuesday to oust the cabinets. you are gentle called reached justified its decision by saying that ukraine could in the photo great treats aren't sweet to watch. he estimates showed about forty five cents of ukrainians support posts but integration with the eu. but that was ordered as favoring the most part sweet to watch bulls coach point two brackets you with the eu by finding some new ukrainian imports and a quick single trade sanctions. in two thousand knowing dispute between kiev and moscow on gas prices resulting gas being cut off to the ukraine for a three week period the general cctv transmission out to thailand anti government protest leader says that the attacks obama said on tuesday that he
with economies make it clear that not as eager to move closer to taking it as the crowds on the streets of kiev. some eu states struggle under the of a start he would tell police that his decision to forgive people's debt is paid off . i know it from cities and rules can reach it this is auntie international the editor of britain's got the news papers relating to find flat out denying his paper a detailed response publishing revelations about the scale of global cement used to grill by parliament the committee which question of whether the paper is undermining national security zone sez center of the report it did get quite heated. well what the herring it was a lively at times that don't quite have the hang of it i think it's bad to say that this is the guiding the free press managing alonso who plays questions that at some of the questions i think london and raise some eyebrows secondly we had at one point an anti off i'm a three g d that you love your country now that will send me any question that is getting to be raising eyebrows we all say i had one np seemingly content some of the guardi
that expanding sunday work to help the economy employees at this home improvement store have fought for months to work on sundays we continue to spare during the week i decided to get twenty find unison. mawson working on a sunday is a choice for me to be doing the years. i'm happy about that a government commissioned report says greater flexibility and clarity are needed. he recommends reducing the number of allow working some tasty. while confined it also recommends revue in commercial zones are determined to break down shops and stalls easier open on sundays because the famous and the music for stone that department stores next to the opera remain closed. and not slacking on sundays here in france is the subject of the debates which starts right now with costs october which is already started here and here on the set many things like their pride. in the newsroom. also tongs has made good on his promise france's president promising to reverse the trend of unemployment before the end of the year last thursday news came and twenty thousand jobless went back to work well that's the good news an
and inflation data, maybe the global economy is doing better. therefore, risk assets have started to rise somewhat. let's break that down for you in terms of individual sectors. the ftse down. flat this morning. the xetra dax is up .4. the ftse is up around half of 1%. one interesting picture as far as commodities are concerned today. spot gold, 1230 is where we stand. it's down 27% this year. managed to stay fairly flat post the jobs number. on the other hand, copper is down. it's really the tapering talk outweighing the better chinese data. brent holding 111.96. on the bond market, treasuries haven't done too badly today. 2.85% in europe. 2.89%. there is a sense fairly comfortable we might get some tapering. euro dollar up to 137.68. it was at 137.16. you're not far away from the six-month high we hit last week of 103.38. chinese data and sterling, 163.66 just below the six-week number we hit last week. that's where we trend right now. in europe sixuan joins us. >> thank you, ross. happy monday. asian markets gained traction. china markets ended just marginally higher ahead of this week
are furious about the failure to sign a trade deal with eu and turn to moscow to save the economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights and our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption and where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis here is reaching a crucial moment and he believes he can survive with moscow's help but they are ready for a long fight to achieve aims and i'm tim friend with al jazeera. >> leaders lack constitutional power to oust the government before the presidential election in 2015. a riot breaks out in singapore's little india district after an india national was struck and killed by a bus. crowds attached police and set cars on fire and dozens were injured and 27 people were arrested. it was singapore's first major riot in four decades. and the president of venezuela won half of the elections on sunday and held control in the oil city and the capitol caracas and inflation is 54% and power outages and shortages of necessiti
the future of their economy. >> reporter: for more than ten years the money market in kabul has done a roaring business. foreign aid and investment poured into the economy, and afghans making money honestly or otherwise, traded in foreign exchange. now it's bus yeser than ever because of increasing anxiety of the local currency of the afghani. the president of afghanistan is still refuse to go sign the security pact with the u.s. that would mean some foreign forces would remain after 2014. but billion dollars of aid would remain. with that the economy is expected to collapse without that. that is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed then people will be panicked and it will effect the country. it is disappointing and our businessmen are not investing. people are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> at afghans panic and exchange their money for u.s. dollars the afghani dollar is being devalued. where much of the food is imported prices are going up. >> reporter: this is where afghanis come to spend their hard earned money, but food price versus gon
thousand and nine. the event is the keystone for the reconstruction of the local economy before this conference and a few companies were working. for now many companies are working. it's a great development which leads to more facilities. to get the multitude of business cards. these entrepreneurs with a stiff peaks that leads directly to contest the contract is highly contested the farmer takes it for the district of helmand but it was already have two or three projects in one hand don't say they want trees haunting and con the city there are some electricity projects the same intel are on their projects and many of the district to live with it the statement will often be the key to a safe environment in the costco checks all too often gone to a place in kabul. leave it to the country from pakistan and iran. events like these things happen to them. this is constricted contractors and so i can say. alicia condition of the problems is that we can only use natural diamonds with spikes. look at the bit to other international companies in the company's progress pics to us what they'
in the party. chung worked to open up north korea's economy, but fell from grace in 2003. observers thought he'd be dismissed. his whereabouts were not reported again until 2006 after kim jong-il's death in 2011, chung and his wife supported the young successor. chung was given the task of meeting chinese leaders last year. >>> in tokyo, japan's chief cabinet said the government is closely monitoring cheng's reported dismissal. >> translator: the government is paying close attention to the situation in north korea. we are gathering various information, while coordinating with other countries. >> suga said there was a meeting held on the matter. the report on the possible reshuffle in pyongyang raises plenty of questions. we turn to a north korean expert for answers, a senior fellow at the korean institute for national reunification. >> it is very shocking to me, because he is the number two in politics and he was the king maker of kim jong-un when kim jong-il was -- as problem happened. a power struggle between them is maybe likely, but it's too early to happen, because, you know, kim jong-un
posts in the party. john worked to open up north korea's economy in two thousand and two eleven economic delegation to south korea. but he fell from grace in two thousand and three observers thought he'd been dismissed his whereabouts were not reported again until two thousand and six it became john eales death in two thousand and eleven china is why i supported the young successor john was given the task of meeting chinese leaders last year the report of a possible reshuffle and kill again raises plenty of questions return to north korea expert ha jin look for answers. he's a senior research fellow at the korea institute for national unification the team. it's shocking to me because you don't come from things and more than them but we both parties and town center was about to make her all consuming the two thousand and eight when king john who is in its proper happen. so i think a note on baby up with her toys started to turn from k and joe and his baby acne but his lawyer told it to happen because you don't. chinchilla i'm sure you don't put the pulp is two three of us can one not so g
up with an agreement said to be worth $18 trillion for the international economy. >> it is so agreed. >> the deal was made in bali and indonesia, aimed at increasing global commerce and making it easier for poorer countries to do trade. >> for the first time in our history we have truly delivered. we have achieved something significant. people all around the world will benefit from the package delivered here today. >> here is what is it could mean. it's claimed it will create 21 million jobs, 18 million in developing countries and cut red removing the need for many taxes and bribes. the w.t.o. is trying to remove all subsidies. the deal means that some developing countries can keep them in they are needed to feed the poor. the results are yet to be seen. india is happy it can keep its subsidy. >> i view this as a victory for the farmers of india, for the farmers, for subsistence farmers of the entire developing country. there has also been a coalition of developing countries that along with its partners, with withstood all pressures. demonstrated solidarity and achieve this. >> the b
to forty percent of the world's economy. they sever second year in korea life from seoul and keep them from when they do so much for joining us. we begin with the president's confirmation of three key government posts today which went through despite the lack of the national assembly's blasting the president talking head pushed ahead with the appointments to maintain stability in state affairs as all elementary businesses come to an effective holt from a boycott by the opposition party the presidential office correspondence was into surface. health and welfare minister please don't kill prosecutor general keen to attack a cheese stick on a term high tech and have benefits to place your perspective seats by president mckinley. ordered the new we appoint officials to work or brooding up the normal practice is to penetrate its tv fears that its production. make sure that nobody in any case to find the constitution and the beaches democratic principles the president had to lay off three appointments due to strong objections by the opposite party. after all confirmed that she's on her nomination
into the economy and a afghans making money, it's busier than ever because of increasing are anxiety because of the local currency of afghanis. billions of dollars in aid would also remain. without that, the economy is expected to collapse. that delay is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed, then people will be panicked and it will affect the economy of the country. people are running away. people are disappointed and our businessmen are not investing. money dealers are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> as afghans panic and exchange their money for u.s. dollars the afngafghani is being devalued. prices are going up. it's in markets like this where regular afghans come to spend their money buying food. price he have gone up significantly in in the past few days, that's because those selling the food buy it in wholesale in dollars, they find the don't bias much food that the exchange rate has never been so bad. >> in a few short weeks the price of these sacks of flour has risen 10% traders say. >> the prices have become so my before we could buy when it
for the economy. air amazon, geoff bezos is floating the idea. we will ask an expert if the drone delivery service is really coming to your doorstep. >>> picture this: sweeping scenes and deeply personal moments. tonight, the most extraordinary images of the year. >> there is much we do not know about yesterday's deadly train derailment but we know this. it was traveling at an extraordinary rated of speed, almost three times the limit as it approached a dangerous term. several cars jumped the track leaving the scene of devastation. four passengers were killed. scores injured. investigate orders are trying to figure out what went wrong and why. jonathan martin has the latest. >> reporter: the question remains now: was this caused by operator error or some sort of mechanical error on the brakes. we know from the ntsb, speed was a factor. >> that's something that was reported early on by passengers and witnesses. investigators with the national transportation safety board say they now know the commuter train was going too fast as it approached a curve. >> the preliminary information -- let me emph
in one of the southeast asia's largest economies. demonstrators are looking to topple the government and the current prime minister after accusations of corruption and abuse of power. the u.n. has closed its offices in bangkok warning foreign travellers to stay out of the streets. >> afghanistan president karzai is accusing the u.s. of holding back fuel and other supplies. he said they are holding back supplies in an attempt to pressure for him to sign the agreement. >> from the "los angeles times" officials say speed may have been a factor in the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend over the weekend. according to police the "fast and furious" star left a charity event. witnesses at the event said they heard a loud boom and saw smoke. walker was in the middle of gaming "fast and furious 7." walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. he was 40 years old. >> really. isn't that bizarre? came from a charity event and he gets in one of the cars and the guy drives off with him -- >> he was the passenger in the car. >> passenger in the car and runs into a pole and blows up.
/2 year, 57.3 would suggest the u.s. economy is gradually regaining momentum. and on the currency markets, dollar/yen now up to 103.08, up to fresh six-month high on dollar/yen. euro/dollar, just below the 1 .36 mark we were at on thursday and sterling just back from that 1.64 of 11.6 1.6384. the aussie is the second worst performer after the g-10 in the currencies. australia's central bank says the country's currency is still uncomfortably high. those comments sending the yield down further. little urgency for more rate cuts. policymakers keeping them on hold. earlier cuts are still taking effect once inflation is tamed. joining us with his thoughts, may bank in singapore. andy, thanks for joining us. is the aussie/dollar going to get weaker? >> i think generally if you look at the markets, you look at the options site, it looks like we're probably going to see a bit of saturation on the short aussie. you're probably going to see a limit about the 90 levels. but our view is tapering in the first quarter, probably first quarter of next year, it may go down to about 88 cents against the do
in six months. >>> cybersurge, why today's shopping frenzy is vital to the economy. >>> what iran is telling al jazeera about its nuclear deal. >> what are you talking about, he's dead. >> an exclusive investigation into prison health care. >> evey sunday night, join us for exclusive, revealing, and suprizing talks with the most interesting people of our time. this sunday, >> i spent my whole life thinking about themes and thinking about how to structure movies, so this is highly unusual. >> the director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america >> anest natean estimated 131 mn americans have gone online and spent big bucks. sales could top $2 billion. that would be a cyberrecord and 20% more than a year ago. online growth has been bigger than growth at bricks and mortar stores. and david strawser said it's been an especially hard year for retailers. >> the low-and middle-class has been
for the economy. melissa: do you have any idea roughly what percentage? because that's all the the complaint in the holiday season, people say there's great seasonal work, and, in fact, in our next segment we're talking about how people can really find jobs this time of year that turn out to be permanent. about how many do you think end up being permanent? >> i don't have a specific number percentage, and some of that will depend on our growth as we move into the year and the economy and demand for our services, but it has been consistent that seasonal positions turn into full-time positions for us for the past several years. melissa: we've seen a huge jump in online shopping. we saw that even this week as, you know, so many stores went out and opened on thanksgiving, and they did everything they could to get more shoppers into brick and mortar stores. black friday weekend. and still the number of shoppers out there and the amount of money they spent on foot, brick and hour tar, went down. do you see the pick beup in shipping? is all that moving online, or are people just shopping less? what
about the economy. >>> a top hezbollah leader is killed. the lebanese group says he was assassinated. ♪ >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when h
minister says the u.k.'s economy is growing faster than any other major economy in the world. george osborne prediction for this year has been doubled to one point fow%. but he said he is sticking to his strategy, and confirmed the state pension age can eventually rise to 69. we have done so in the face of a sovereign crisis aboard, and at home, in the face of opposition from those who got britain into this mess in the first place. and have resisted every cut, every effort to get us out of that mess. >> is there any reason to celebrate britain's growing economy if things don't apeek tor getting better? lawrence lee records. this high quality clothing manufacturer, things are running smoothly, they design make and sell women's fashion here to the rich in britain and far beyond. this has been made by gina and jane. we still hardly get in 2007-8, and we have grown throughout the recession. and each of those years i think we grew 7%, and this year that is doubled. down the road is the city of darby, not doing too badly, there are a lot of manufacturing outlets. unemployment is about aver
paralyze the thai economy, government and6j >> the=v protestors converged on the t.v. stations controlled by the government and insisted that their broadcast tell their side in full. >> back in 2010, during the red shirt protests, they were the opposition, the protestors who wanted to bring back taxing. the media outlets the government had at its proposal. when his sister won the 2011 election, now it's the new opposition on the streets. >> the media from thai land is deeply divided by the confrontation within the faction that believes in him. they see him as an agent for broader reform there is a political conflict. the division in the media will play out very strongly. >> you've seen different factions, political factions representing the polarization of thai politics. they're trying to establish their power through the media. the blue sky channel has cleared connections. a number of others have cleared political factions. >> that doesn't just apply to the national media. it extends into the provinces and other towns and cities in;f thailand where you'll find t.v. stations and their onl
economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights so that our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis is reaching a crucial moment. the president believes he can survive with moscow's help. the protesters say they are ready for a long fight to the achieve their aims. tim friend, al jazeera, kiev. >>> moving to asia, a move that has increased the political crisis in thailand. members of that current tree's main opposition party resigned from parliament today. they called the current government illegitimate and are refusing to work with the prime minister. five people have been killed since massive protests began last month. demonstrators want the prime minister to step down. in egypt, police used tear glass to clear a crowd of protesters at as islamic university in cairo. they say students threw rocks at officers and were trying to block traffic at a major thoroughfare. they were supporters of morsi, four se
many common interests were close trading partners were trying to develop a global economy together and i think that's gonna be a big part of the message is not just a newbie about the crisis over in her defense though i would say that joe biden isn't that the condition of mediating pensions. this law might i add the rice and all. what kind of united states may not fully agree with each other it's a bloody and eighty i see both sides say that a moment to calm the situation calls for sustained high level gauge. i'm sad it's all about. this is about twenty four inches. major concerns on cctv. they did. french the issues you more. ril has arrived in beijing just in time to attend the closing ceremony of the nineteenth france china economic seminar on thursday. they're all delivered a speech at the ceremony. saying that france hopes to reach an economic balance with china the seminar is an annual event co hosted by the china council for the promotion of international trade and the french to the committee every year a delegation of french governor's lead by the french government official
. it could add up to $18 trillion to the global economy. >> in egypt - 21 women and girls imprisoned for protesting in october, including seven girls under 18. the red cross says 300 people have been killed in 48 hours after violence between militias and the central african republic. thousands of people are looking at refuge at the airport where french soldiers are on guard. >> some people are talking about a religious or sectarian war against christians and muslims. is that how the situation is developing? >> it's a political crisis, and unfortunately some people are using the intentions between the communities peacefully together. about 15 to 20% mousse limbs who are active in the any and now the author represented in politics and some don't like that. this is what is going on. there farmers who are mostly christians who attack muslims in that country because the seleka rebels in power. >> there have been warnings, as you know, about the possibility of what is being already described as a genocide. let's hope that doesn't happen. could it happen. >> i think the word might be - gepp
'm the reason is lydia. or they the greek economy has shrunk by niemi fortune since two thousand and eight. repeated rounds of lost every t have squeezed households percent unemployment to record highs the two thousand and fourteen great budget has not yet been approved by the trike can quickly get the amended with new austerity measures. one is of the creek governments the safe pompidou is he pays it's been a one month since the devastating typhoon ions that to the philippines and claimed the lives of five thousand seven hundred people life in some parts of the country is slowly getting back to normal. in the worst areas like the club on normalcy is nowhere in sight but he's still been uncovered on a daily basis and construction worker is going on around the clock to bring the city back on its ft. donna d'souza has the story. the sound of nails being hammered debris being cleared. this is tough about one month up to tackle heidi and cause a catastrophe villagers eager to get on with their lives by gathering materials to rebuild makeshift homes. the reminder of the lives lost has not gone
of the real economy and not just the few. but it's not over yet. -- >> it's not over yet. other banks are actually holding out for something better. i cap actually withdrew from the libor settlement. it's not just libor. there are plenty of investigations of benchmark rate, foreign exchange, gold, oil -- take your pick. if it's a market, they might be playing with it. and speaking of oil, that brings us to cartel number two. this one is not illegal. more like an internationally accepted one. of course, we are talking about opec. 12 members and at least eight of them showed up at a meeting this week in vienna. they meet twice a year to decide how much crude to pump out. today, the ministers decided to keep the crude output target unchanged. the maya -- kumbyh? not exactly. >> you have all these countries like iraq, libya, and iran saying we will export all this oil out into the world. he is like, that is not going to happen. there are so many issues preventing that supply coming across. there will be a day of reckoning for saudi arabia windows barrels, line. it is not there yet. >> ira
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economists say the distillery business has a potential to boost the state economy by hundreds of millions of dollars. like many new businesses coming to detroit, the city's financial issues did not deter them from setting up shop. where some see obstacles peter bailey sees opportunity. >> this craft distilling movement might help diversify argentina in michigan even further as we start to grow collectively. >> reporter: and their investment in the neighborhood on the rebound is welcomed by many who live here. right now they're on pace to produce 3,000 cases of premium liquor this year. and in a warehouse where the aroma is literally intoxicating. these entrepreneurs see a future where the glass is always at least half full. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera, detroit. >> there are about 23,150 distilleries in the united states. >> meteorologist: and the pacific northwest is where we'll start. i'll meteorologist dave warren. look out for snow there. the elevation 4,000 along interstate 90. a storm effecting this region, the pacific northwest seeing a lot of moisture moving in, dumping rain and sno
leaders are of course, trade, u.s.-china trade, and the economy. the united states had hoped that those issues would really be the main issues at this meet -- these meetings. but as we now know, this declaration of the air defense zone will likely dominate the meetings and perhaps challenge -- or provide a challenge to any progress made on the issue. >> reporting there from beijing. to the streetned to thailand for the first time in days. protest on the hold out of respect for the king's birthday am a national holiday to be celebrated thursday. but the opposition said it's fight to bring down the government as far -- it's fight to bring down the government is far from over. in bangkok on wednesday, a vast cleanup operation was underway. a day earlier, the violence that began last weekend came to an king'shalt ahead of the birthday thursday. the thai prime minister called for a truce between police and protesters. but the first time in days, calm returned to the streets and prime minister yingluck shinawatra all for -- a lasting solution. like to invite academics, businessmen, and groups
these countries featuring economy the protesters continued to iran even independence square another ukrainian delegation with the most critical of russia's power and customs union. the blockade your name then didn't play. preventing access to the presidential i've found that an independent man. given that direction. it didn't rain today op ed the flimsy as adjusting the height of the time being at least the government to put pen to color eggs the protests. and on reports the ukrainian government preparing for a possible snap election. if you use this escalating standoff. domestic cctv in independence square ikea nelson mandela he said to be buried in a private ceremony in his home village of cool next sunday. this weekend there will be a national day of mourning for former south african president. he passed away on thursday evening at the age of ninety five on tuesday a memorial service will be held this a way to giving millions a chance to see their final farewells cctv scott henderson reports from the family home inaza the knee boat. he's releasing its operations the leak at the kt to the
to save the economy. >> i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. we are here to fight for our right so our kids are brought up without corruption. the crisis is reaching a crucial moment. president viktor yanukovych believes he can survive without moscow's help. the protesters are ready for a long fight to achieve their always. >> the opposition leaders lack constitutional power to axe the government. the powerful storm that surged across the country made a mess in the north-east and mid-atlantic statements. in philadelphia white-out conditions were not enough to keep football fans from batching the eagles beat the loings - look at the snow. and a pile-up of 30 wars in wisconsin. rebecca stevenson has more. >> philadelphia international airport reported 8.6 inches of snow. it looked like more in the game against philadelphia and destroyed. a lot of snow heads to the north. it will continue to get snow off and on around the lakes. slowly and surely the snow is coming overnight and will switch over to rain. it first it has to be freezing rai
a crucial part of the bangladesh economy and worth $1 billion each year. the industry employees more than 16,000 workers. and leather is exported to u.s., the uk, italy, french, russia and japan. customers admit that such poor labor practices exist many will still buy leather goods. >> translator: we don't know that much about bangladesh but we know they use child labor and they work in dangerous health conditions. >> translator: i always check the label before i buy something. i'm at a point where i don't trust imported goods. >> translator: i never thought about it. i i don't know what my jacket is made of. as long as it doesn't itch i don't worry about it. >> reporter: the first time the palestinian movement decided to cancel a celebration marking the founding, holding the event this year would be inappropriate and we will explain. >> hamas is in no mood to celebrate, the 26th anniversary of the founding is coming up, and the group said the time and conditions are not right. >> translator: gaza is going through difficult circumstances and power cuts and fuel shortages and tough seas
, yokosuka. >> david cameron wants to improve ties between europe and the world's second largest economy. cameron is meeting with senior leaders. >>> some in europe and elsewhere see the world changing, and want to shut china off behind a bamboo curtain of trade barriers. brifn-- britney wants to tear te barriers down -- britain wants to tear those barriers down. open britain is the ideal partner for an opening china. >> air pollution levels in the chinese city of shanghai have reached their worst levels ever recorded. the skyline of china's financial hup, pollution levels over 300, indicating the most severe level of air pollution. forecasters blame the lack of wind in recent days for not clearing the smog. >>> iran's foreign minister has rived in ca tar, landmark -- qatar. more daims about his country's nuclear past. >> iran will continue its nuclear enrichment at 5% and iran will continue construction work at iraq. iran has agreed not to use certain activities that fall within the scope of this timetable and this plan of action. we have also agreed to provide specific arrangements wit
the whole economy goes better. i think the economy has just gone down the tubes because of the 1% who want to make the most out of the misery of others. >> the sticking point here is that these workers and folks behind them are asking for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. that's not the only point here. they really also want to be able to unionize without any fear of retaliation. >> we'll continue to check back in with you throughout the day. thanks. >> stephanie, this latest strike is similar to once we've seen across the country, focusing on income and equality. much of that money is going to wealthier americans. the income of the top 1% grew by 31.4% since 2009, but for everyone else barely moved, growing less than has half a%. much of this battle has been over the minimum wage of $7.25. president obama suggested that rates should be hiked to $10.10 an hour. if it were tied to productively ty, one study said that figure really should be $21.72. >> temperatures are plunging right now across much of the country. a blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling cold along with snow and ic
this is a sign that consumer confidence continues to be down and that's a problem for the economy. >> give us a preview of what else you are working on for the program. >> we are going to crunch all of the data that's coming out over the new obamacare website. some 400 changes that were made by programmers and code writers, but there are more changes to come as far as the back end of the site important for insurance companies. wet get into that and talk about what these numbers mean and the way this entire site is heading. >> it's the back end. everything is about the back end. >> just for you, tony harris. >> at the top of the hour right here on al jazeera america. >> a return of a familiar face to the usc football program, jessica taff is here with your supports ted lines. >> a new big man on campus, it seems. usc has named washington steve kar sizi and the trojans are hoping he can turn around the football program like he did for the huskies. he was an assistant with the usc in 2007 and '8 went 6 and 2 after taking over for lane kisin who was fired in september. mean while, trouble off of
are ringing and merchants are singing online and in the mall, but how's the economy really doing this holiday season? jeffrey brown explores that question. >> brown: 131 million americans- - more than a third of the country-- are expected to shop online before this day is out. that's according to the national retail federation. and brad wilson at the coupon site bradsdeals.com, says a lot is riding on that prediction. >> this day is the single largest e-commerce day all year round. it's so important for the retailers to be competitive. >> brown: in fact, holiday cyber shopping is already well under way. the analytic firm com-score says online sales for thanksgiving weekend were up 17% from last year, helped by greater use of mobile devices. at the same time, the retail federation estimates that total spending over the weekend, including brick-and-mortar stores, was actually down nearly 3% from last year. a record 141 million people went shopping, but the average shopper spent nearly 4% less than a year ago, partly due to deep discounts. some big retailers-- wal-mart and macy's, for example--
fears that instability in one of asia's largest economies. wayne hay has more now from the capitol. >> a battle is being waged on two fronts, anti-government protesters are trying to enter the office of the prime minister and the bangkok police. this time, a rubbish truck was used to try to bake through the barriers erected by the police. it and it's okay pants were 40sed into a quick retreat. tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime minister gone. yingluk shinawatra spoke to the media the day after meeting with the protest leader. she says she is willing to do anything to end the crisis. tutep's idea is that it's unconstitutional. >> we found out he isn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister, nor does he want to dissolve the parliament. he wants me to return the power of the prime minister to the people. i don't know how we can proceed with this offer because this provision doesn't exist under constitutional law. so that's why it doesn't mean that we
and make a difference to our economy and to our nation. >> are they making a choice to ignore liberal arts or to move away from liberal arts or traditionally-- majors, i guess, that women have traditionally pursued in favor of stem? >> well, i think that, let me begin by saying that spellman college-- spelman college is in many ways a traditional liberal arts college in that we emphasize the skills that come from a strong liberal arts education. critical thinking, problem-solving, quantitative reasoning, communication skills. but certainly a third of our students come with an interest in moving into science. they may be thinking about health careers, initially. but once they start to explore biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, they see a wider range of options. and i think that's one of the things about spelman, that when they come to spelman they are exposed to faculty who represent a very diverse group of faculty, men and women, 52% of our stem faculty are women. a third of them are women of color. so that they're a broad range of role models and they see that the
the state economy by hundreds of millions of dollars. like many new businesses coming to detroit the city's financial issues did not deter them from setting up shop and some see obstacles and to james cofounder peter bailey sees opportunity. >> this craft distilling movement might help diversify agriculture in michigan even further as we start to grow collectively. >> their investment on a neighborhood on the rebound is welcome by many who live here. right now they are on pace to produce over 3,000 cases of premium liquor this year. in a warehouse where the aroma is literally intoxicating, these entrepreneurs see a future where the glass is always at least half full. bc with al jazeera, detroit. >> reporter: there are about 350 distillerys right here in the united states. they were built by the romans but are still in use today. how technology is looking into the past to map italy's under ground aquaducts. and blasting off on a mission to the moon, what chinese scientists hope to learn when their rover makes an lunar landing. >> and this means falling temperatures and winter storm warnin
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